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What You Need to Know About ChexSystems and Early Warning Services

Posted 4 weeks ago

Can’t get a checking or savings account? You might be in the ChexSystems or Early Warning Services databases which are used by banks to determine whether to let you open a savings or checking account. These are two of the primary Bank Account Screening Consumer Reporting Agencies. What is a Bank Account Screening Consumer Reporting […]


What You Can Learn if You’ve Been Scammed

Posted 2 months ago

Being scammed can feel like having your home invaded. Your trust level goes down, and you are determined not to let it happen again. If you’ve been a victim of a scam, there are valuable lessons that can be learned. Here are a few examples of what you can do to prevent being scammed in […]

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Government Stimulus Check FAQs

Posted 3 months ago

The Treasury Department and IRS have announced more information around the distribution of the government stimulus package/checks, or, as they’re calling it, economic impact payments (EIP). For the most up-to-date information go here. Here is some helpful information from that website: When are stimulus checks anticipated to go out? On March 30, the IRS said […]

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How Netspend Can Help During Social Distancing

Posted 3 months ago

We understand these are tough times as we adjust to staying home more and social distancing from each other. It can be even tougher for those without bank accounts, but Netspend can help. Netspend prepaid cards, specifically, offer: No credit check1 because this is not a credit card No-cost2 direct deposit FDIC-insured funds by the […]


6 Smart Resolutions for the New Year

Posted 4 months ago

The end of the year is truly the best time to evaluate your financial situation. This is when credit card companies and banks send end-of-year statements to their customers. Employers will soon send the necessary forms for filing 2019 taxes. January is the month for new beginnings, so your long-term goal of economic freedom starts […]


Getting Back on Budget After the Holidays

Posted 5 months ago

January is the month almost everyone says, “Oops.” That’s when the bills from your holiday spending arrive. This year, don’t shuffle statements and neglect some bills in order to pay others. You can manage your money – and the lack of it. Here are some tips to get your finances back on budget after the […]

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IRS Scams: Dirty Dozen of Tax Return Fraud for 2020

Posted 6 months ago

Each year, the IRS releases the Dirty Dozen – a list of the largest tax scams they saw for that year’s taxes. The IRS scams list reads like a playbook from the past, with phishing, identity theft, and fake charities making the top 12. These common scams are increasing in complexity, so they require a […]


Why Prepaid Cards and Gift Cards Are Not the Same

Posted 6 months ago

Over the years, both prepaid cards and gift cards have evolved to be more consumer friendly. They now come with a variety of features that are designed to make them a great payment method for the consumer. However, before you decide to load money onto either of these payment options, it’s important to know the […]

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Pro Tip: How to Pay with Your Digital Wallet

Posted 7 months ago

Going digital has certainly changed the way we listen to music and watch TV, so it should come as no surprise that it’s changed the way we pay for things too. Now you can make purchases using what’s called your digital wallet. And don’t worry, if you’re not really sure what a digital wallet is […]

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Netspend’s Annual One-Day Community Connect Event Gifts Over $30,000 to Unsuspecting Austin Residents

Posted 7 months ago

With the holiday season upon us, most U.S. consumers are creating gift lists and hitting the store aisles. However, this time of year proves more financially challenging than cheerful for a significant portion of the population. Despite economic growth and the availability of online financial services, nearly 27% of U.S. households remain unbanked or underbanked, […]

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Pro Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Fraud with a Virtual Account

Posted 8 months ago

  In a world where data breaches are all too common, using a Virtual Account can help protect you from fraudulent charges when you shop online or by phone. If you’re familiar with digital wallets, Virtual Accounts are similar in that they use a digital account number. However, they provide an added level of protection […]

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Popular Scams of 2019 & How to Avoid Them

Posted 8 months ago

Phishing, Nigerian letter fraud, and ransomware are scamming tactics that have been used for years, but they’re capturing new victims through an ever-increasing degree of sophistication. This year, phishing – an attempt to get your sensitive information through seemingly trustworthy electronic communications – accounted for 90% of all data breaches, having grown by 65% in […]


5 Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Financial Goals

Posted 11 months ago

If you’ve decided that it’s time to work on setting goals that will help you achieve more financial balance and financial security, you deserve a hearty pat on the back. It’s time to take more control of your finances and start dictating more of your future, but before you’re off to the races, take the […]


5 Principles for Debt Management

Posted 12 months ago

All too often, people make the mistake of simply ignoring their debt. This is often due to being unable to pay off large amounts all at once and remaining in what feels like a never-ending cycle of repayment. Instead of hoping for a big windfall from the lotto or the death of a rich uncle […]